Richmond Times-Dispatch Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Telemarketer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Richmond Times-Dispatch part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    contact with public sales plus commissions, great work atmposshpere

    Cons

    not enough days and hours


  2. Advertising Sales Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Richmond Times-Dispatch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff and management team, very supportive of sales reps

    Cons

    Aggressive budgets and rapidly changing courses can get frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that comp plan rewards reps for selling what they're directed to sell


  3. Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Richmond Times-Dispatch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees in advertising and in other areas outside of advertising.

    Cons

    Very poor executive management within advertising department. Very unrealistic stretch revenue goals and comp plan makes it nearly impossible for most reps to make bonus. Potential bonus (not commission) is much less than former comp plan. Leadership has no communication or people skills and piles more and more paperwork on reps while not replacing assistants.

    Advice to Management

    Too much to mention


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  5. Challenging and rewarding being a sales rep at Richmond Times Dispatch.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telemarketing in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Telemarketing in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Richmond Times-Dispatch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the challange of persuading customers to purchase or upgrade a product I believe in and will benefit the customers.

    Cons

    Calling outside Richmond metro area and convincing people they can still benefit from a subscription to an out of area newspaper.

    Advice to Management

    Just judge everyone on performance regardless of how long they have been with the company.


  6. Sales Management needs to go

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Richmond Times-Dispatch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Established company, only daily newspaper in the Metro Richmond area

    Cons

    No clear direction from management. Poor leadership. Ever changing commission plans.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your sales people and don't run from issues. Pay your people what they are worth!


  7. A great place to learn publishing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Richmond Times-Dispatch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The postion allowed the employee to interact with many departments to learn and understand their part in the process.

    Cons

    Company needed to work better on improving processes.



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